Vient de paraître: Gathered in death (A. Schmitt, S. Déderix et I. Crevecoeur eds. 2018)

Notre collègue archéologue Aurore Schmitt, membre statutaire d’Ades et co-directrice de l’équipe « Bio-archéologie et paléoanthropologie », vient de publier aux Presses Universitaires de Louvain un volume consacré aux sépultures collectives.

This volume comprises the proceedings of an international workshop that took place at the UCLouvain in Belgium on the 8th and 9th of December 2016. This workshop addressed the topic of collective burial practices, focusing on two main questions: “Who are the deceased buried together in collective tombs?” and “Why are these deceased buried collectively?” Archaeologists, ethnologists and ethnoarchaeologists were thus invited to discuss the identity of the deceased deposited in collective burial places, as well as the ideological and social motivations for gathering the dead in the same tomb over several generations. The chapters in the volume examine case studies ranging from contemporary Madagascar and Austronesia to the Prehistoric Mediterranean and Dynastic Europe. They also reinitiate discussions regarding the potential of archaeological and anthropobiological datasets to approach social organization among past populations.

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Vient de paraître: Death in the Early 21st Century (S. Boret, ed. 2017)

Notre collègue Sébastien Penmellen BORET, anthropologue à l’International Research Institute of Disaster Sciences de l’Université Tohoku (Japon) et chercheur affilié de la thématique 4 « Anthropologies de la mort de masse », est le co-éditeur d’un ouvrage récemment publié aux éditions Palgrave-Mac Millan, consacré aux transformations contemporaines du fait funéraire:

Death in the Early Twenty-first Century. Authority, Innovation, and Mortuary Rites.

BORET, Sébastien Penmellen, LONG, Susan Orpett, KAN, Sergei (Eds.)

Focusing on tradition, technology, and authority, this volume challenges classical understandings that mortuary rites are inherently conservative. The contributors examine innovative and enduring ideas and practices of death, which reflect and constitute changing patterns of social relationships, memorialisation, and the afterlife. This cross-cultural study examines the lived experiences of men and women from societies across the globe with diverse religious heritages and secular value systems. The book demonstrates that mortuary practices are not fixed forms, but rather dynamic processes negotiated by the dying, the bereaved, funeral experts, and public institutions. In addition to offering a new theoretical perspective on the anthropology of death, this work provides a rich resource for readers interested in human responses to mortality: the one certainty of human existence.

Pour plus d’information, voir le site de l’éditeur:  https://www.palgrave.com/jp/book/9783319523644#aboutBook